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...And don't they look a like!

 

http://jalopnik.com/photogallery/new2010buicklacrossespy/

 

The MKS is still much bigger, clearly! Although they look very similar from the outside, however the LaCrosse has some neater proportions and design refinement IMO.

 

The interiors are wildly different, with the MKS far more traditional and the LaCrosse far more progressive. Not saying one is better, but the MKS clearly has a much more luxurious cabin with finer materials (more Jaguar than Lexus).

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IMHO, the Lacrosse is more of a competitor to the MK Z and Milan.

Edited by Edstock

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They look nothing alike.

 

They sure did a great job on the rear end. Those exhaust outlets look HOT!

 

Not so sure on the interior...well, I should say that it looks great...aside from the "glued on" look of the gauge cluster. It looks like you could just pick it up and take it with you.

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I like the Buicks Interior WAY more then the MKS's

 

I do as well, aside from the integration...or lack of...the gauge cluster

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I don't like the interior. Its trying to emulate Lexus and isn't doing a very good job of it.

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I don't like the interior. Its trying to emulate Lexus and isn't doing a very good job of it.

 

And yet...you like the MKTaurus?

Edited by P71_CrownVic

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And yet...you like the MKTaurus?

 

 

MKS is a little plain inside, but not bad. It doesn't really look like a Lexus though. MKS is also a luxury car. I would say that this Buick isn't.

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MKS is also a luxury car. I would say that this Buick isn't.

 

:hysterical:

 

Lincoln = Buick

 

Cadillac, Lexus, BMW, Mercedes > Lincoln

 

It doesn't really look like a Lexus though.

 

Have you looked at the outside?

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:hysterical:

 

Lincoln = Buick

 

Cadillac, Lexus, BMW, Mercedes > Lincoln

 

 

 

Have you looked at the outside?

 

The MKS has a hue chunk of REAL wood framed by aluminum underlining it's dashboard, the Buick is one large piece of injection molded plastic, along with it's fake wood stripe. The MKS is packed with features and materials that have never been seen in any Buick sedan.

 

The LaCrosee is a great looking product, certainly better than the 2010 MKZ, but for me it comes down to content and value. GM vehicles have been devoid of features and content which is always obscured by design, Ford remains the content leader in Detroit, BY FAR.

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As well, the MK S and the MK Z offer AWD, like Audi. The Buicks are FWD like Toyota sedans.

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Ford seems to be the only one committed to AWD chassis, and I'm not sure if this is paying off for them or not. I have to say that AWD, for me, is the key to my loyalty to their brands. In Michigan, AWD makes my winter Morning and Evening commutes stress free ;), and that's worth a lot to me. If you don't offer AWD on your car, I'm not buying it, simple as that! No matter how good it looks, nothing will ever replace that peace of mind. And besides, AWD is fun in bad weather :)

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Ford seems to be the only one committed to AWD chassis, and I'm not sure if this is paying off for them or not. I have to say that AWD, for me, is the key to my loyalty to their brands. In Michigan, AWD makes my winter Morning and Evening commutes stress free ;), and that's worth a lot to me. If you don't offer AWD on your car, I'm not buying it, simple as that! No matter how good it looks, nothing will ever replace that peace of mind. And besides, AWD is fun in bad weather :)

 

AWD is great, I agree! My Fusion has tons of traction. I love it in the snow!

 

BTW...That Buick interior that P71 is having orgasms over...looks like they ripped it out of a '95 Skylark with all that curvy crap. He tries to say he doesn't love it, but you know he does.

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It looks like it's already out in China as the Regal

 

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/09/19/2010-bu...sting-in-china/

 

Looks like an MKS knock-off to me.

 

No, that's a different car. The Regal is essentially a rebadged Opel Invicta. It doesn't help that the Buick Lacrosse concept was also called the Invicta.

 

This is what the LaCrosse will essentially look like. It is a brilliant design.

 

buick_invicta_concept_2.jpg

Buick-Invicta-rendering-10-lg.jpg

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The MKS has a hue chunk of REAL wood framed by aluminum underlining it's dashboard, the Buick is one large piece of injection molded plastic, along with it's fake wood stripe. The MKS is packed with features and materials that have never been seen in any Buick sedan.

 

The LaCrosee is a great looking product, certainly better than the 2010 MKZ, but for me it comes down to content and value. GM vehicles have been devoid of features and content which is always obscured by design, Ford remains the content leader in Detroit, BY FAR.

 

Right.....

 

What exactly does this new LaCrosse not have that the Lincoln Taurus does?

 

Does the Lincoln Taurus have a blind spot sensing system in the outside mirrors? Does the Lincoln Taurus have a heated washer fluid reservoir?

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Right.....

 

What exactly does this new LaCrosse not have that the Lincoln Taurus does?

 

Does the Lincoln Taurus have a blind spot sensing system in the outside mirrors? Does the Lincoln Taurus have a heated washer fluid reservoir?

 

I believe that the MKS will have the blind spot sensing system added in about 6 months. The MKS doesn't have a heated washer fluid reservoir, but neither will any GM products going forward because GM has removed that option from all of its vehicles.

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Right.....

 

What exactly does this new LaCrosse not have that the Lincoln Taurus does?

 

Does the Lincoln Taurus have a blind spot sensing system in the outside mirrors? Does the Lincoln Taurus have a heated washer fluid reservoir?

 

First, let me preface this by saying (for the second time) that the MKS was a concept way before the Five Hundred was renamed the Taurus. So everytime you and Army say that, P, it's inaccurate.

 

Second... does the LaCrosse have a blind-spot sensing system? Has that been released? Have ANY official (not speculative) specs been released by GM North America? (Emphasis because the US is NOT getting the Regal sold in China as our LaCrosse here)

 

Third... GM is getting ready to completely phase out heated washer fluid reservoirs on every vehicle it makes. So to answer that, "no, and most likely neither will the LaCrosse. :lol: "

 

Now, I like the LaCrosse as far as the spy shots I've seen, but I'm going to go on record as the first person to say this: The LaCrosse looks like it's going to have Mazda6 taillights. :P

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Right.....

 

What exactly does this new LaCrosse not have that the Lincoln Taurus does?

 

Does the Lincoln Taurus have a blind spot sensing system in the outside mirrors? Does the Lincoln Taurus have a heated washer fluid reservoir?

 

Why do you call the MKS the MKTaurus, they don't look shit alike.

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Second... does the LaCrosse have a blind-spot sensing system? Has that been released? Have ANY official (not speculative) specs been released by GM North America? (Emphasis because the US is NOT getting the Regal sold in China as our LaCrosse here)

 

Read BORG's quote again...he did not say anything about feature content on the LaCrosse specifically...he was referencing Buick as a whole...and the Lucerne DOES have a blind spot sensing system and heater washer fluid.

 

"The blind-spot alert ($395) uses radar to let the driver see what's hiding alongside Lucerne."

 

Third... GM is getting ready to completely phase out heated washer fluid reservoirs on every vehicle it makes. So to answer that, "no, and most likely neither will the LaCrosse. :lol: "

 

Again, BORG was talking about feature content of the Buick brand...not specifically the Lacrosse. I did not realize that it was being phased out.

Edited by P71_CrownVic

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Read BORG's quote again...he did not say anything about feature content on the LaCrosse specifically...he was referencing Buick as a whole...and the Lucerne DOES have a blind spot sensing system and heater washer fluid.

 

"The blind-spot alert ($395) uses radar to let the driver see what's hiding alongside Lucerne."

 

That's all well and good... for the Lucerne. We're talking about the new LaCrosse.

 

They don't even know when they're gonna replace the Lucerne yet.

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That's all well and good... for the Lucerne. We're talking about the new LaCrosse.

 

Well, talk to BORG. He said "Buick Sedan".

 

Last I checked, the Lucerne is a Buick sedan...do you agree?

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Does the Lincoln Taurus have a heated washer fluid reservoir?

 

I'm not so sure the heated washer fluid reservoir is anything to boast about. GM just recalled over 100,000 Acadias, Enclaves and Outlooks because the heater washer system was prone to catching fire.

Edited by MarkFive

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I like the Buicks Interior WAY more then the MKS's

 

I like it too. It may be GM's new "swept away" design philosophy.....similar to the new Camaro but 100% better.

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This is what the LaCrosse will essentially look like. It is a brilliant design.

 

Very nice, has a bit of Buick history in it. Love the body sculpturing, tastefully done.....something not right about the grill, not subtle or elegant.

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